The University's Morris Chapel is available to persons of all religious faiths for wedding ceremonies. Except for a few campus activities, it can be scheduled for public use every day of the week. The Chapel is available to wedding parties for a two-hour period, which includes one hour prior to the service for preparations and the seating of guests, and one hour for the service and the photographs. Special arrangements can be made to allow time for a Catholic nuptial mass. The maximum seating for the Chapel is 300.

The wedding fee is $600. It includes the use of Morris Chapel, the services of the Chapel staff for scheduling and planning, a Wedding hostess to direct the rehearsal and the wedding and for custodial care. For current UOP students, current or retired faculty and staff or alumni, the fee is $300. Children of current faculty, staff and regents also qualify for the $300 fee.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure a reservation. This deposit is due within five days of scheduling the wedding. The remainder of the fee is due within 60 days of the scheduling. If the wedding date is less than 30 days from scheduling, payment in full is due within five days.

The use of Morris Chapel for a wedding ceremony will not be denied on financial grounds. Persons who wish to be married at lesser fees may make special arrangements through the University Chaplain. Non-weekend dates may provide an alternative for such weddings.

In the event of a cancellation of a scheduled wedding, the fee paid (less the non-refundable $100) will be returned only if the Chapel is given 30 days prior notice to the wedding date. If less than 30 days cancellation notice is given, the entire fee must be forfeited.

Scheduling is handled by the Chapel Office, Colliver Hall, University of the Pacific, (209) 946-2538. The Chapel staff can give you information about dates for weddings. Wedding and rehearsal dates are confirmed with receipt of the $100 deposit.

Wedding Officiant
Couples are responsible for arranging for a minister or other qualified person to officiate their wedding. The minister will need to bring any necessary ceremonial supplies (chalices, altar clothes, etc.) to the wedding and should plan to attend the rehearsal. It will be the responsibility of the couple to remunerate the officiant of their choice. If needed, a list of available ministers can be obtained from the Chapel Office.

Wedding Hostess
A Chapel Wedding Hostess will guide you through the rehearsal and the wedding. Her professional skills include the knowledge of wedding etiquette and the procedures for the bridal processional and recessional. She will help to see that everything runs smoothly and aid in last minute details or emergencies.